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Recent Examples on the Web Asia in the Lead Asian collectors, who have played a key role in the art market over the past 15 years, went into hyperdrive in 2020. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Millennial Buyers Help Global Art Market Survive the Covid Pandemic," 4 Jan. 2021 As those elite victims over the next weeks unravel what the second stage did to their networks, this story is likely to go into hyperdrive. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Microsoft president calls SolarWinds hack an “act of recklessness”," 17 Dec. 2020 At least far from the reality that many Americans recognized before recent months and years of unrest and protest, of a presidential impeachment and a pandemic — the hyperdrive, Trump-era shift that has left many satirists struggling to keep up. Washington Post, "From two cartoonists, twisted takes on life with Trump," 23 Oct. 2020 But that schedule pushes the typical NBA calendar into hyperdrive. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs Insider: Do the Spurs benefit from a fast-tracked NBA schedule?," 7 Nov. 2020 This was the 19th walk-through their broker, Charlotte Durham, had done for out-of-state clients since Montana’s virus lockdown ended in late April and its real estate market flipped into hyperdrive. Washington Post, "New homes on the range: Weary city dwellers escape to Montana, creating a property gold rush," 20 Oct. 2020 Along with changing leaves and all things pumpkin spice, fall temperatures have America’s bears entering hibernation hyperdrive. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "With Hibernation Fast Approaching, Wildlife Officials Warn of Increasing Bear Activity," 13 Oct. 2020 The ThinkPad X1 Fold — up for preorder starting September 29 for $2,499 — pushes past these with a punch into hyperdrive. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "How the world’s first foldable PC came to be," 29 Sep. 2020 The back-to-bak conventions will launch the 2020 election into hyperdrive. Sean Neumann, PEOPLE.com, "NBC's Kristen Welker & Peter Alexander on Being in the 'Front Row' of a Headline-Making Year," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of hyperdrive

1973, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2021

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“Hyperdrive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperdrive. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hyperdrive

chiefly US, informal : a state of extremely fast activity

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